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How The West Is Fun

"How the West is Fun" is a series of children's television programs on the history and culture of the West. Featuring middle-school-aged hosts fast-paced production techniques zany skits and spoof commercials the program is designed around kids' sharpest skill at this age - their sense of humor. Young students often have trouble relating to the past and How the West is Fun helps them make the connection.



Gold Rush
 (No. 104)
Four Montana middle school students learn what it must have been like to be a gold prospector in the 1860s. As they pan for gold they learn about gold's chemical and physical properties. (First Aired Sunday, April 25, 1999)
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